Another Asian Female Teen Student Attacked in Philly Train

April 5, 2022

PHILADELPHIA—On Monday, April 4, at approximately 4:47 p.m., three African-American teens assaulted another Asian female teen student along the SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) line on Broad Street.

The three African-American teens “choked and punched” a 17-year-old Asian female, stole her smartphone, and tried to “choke and beat” her passcode out of her, according to FOX29 law enforcement sources.

An alert was soon issued to SEPTA police only and not to SEPTA riders, reports FOX29.

Activists argue releasing CCTV footage of African-American suspects to the public further perpetuates negative stereotypes.

Back in November 2021, four teenage African-American girls were involved in a hate-fueled attack against a group of Asian students on the SEPTA train.

The teens face aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, and related charges. One teen has also been charged with an additional count of robbery for the attempted theft of one of the victim’s AirPods, reports FOX29.

A now-viral video shows a group of African-American females verbally harassing and physically assaulting a group of Asian students trying to mind their own business. Another Asian female can be seen trying to deescalate the situation but is soon swarmed on by the group of African-American females.

“This was an attack based on ethnicity, and ethnic slurs were used by the attackers,” SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel stated. He also added the attacks were “unprovoked,” which proves the African-American community’s attempt to blame the attack on the Asian students to be false.

Parents have repeatedly complained Asian students are continuously harassed by the African-American population at Central High School.

FOX29 sources say the group of African-American teens who targeted the Asian group hurled racial slurs at them and even dumped a smoothie on them—one day before the viral attack happened in the subway.

Screenshots via FOX29

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